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I refer to reports that a taxi driver was fired for shaming a passenger who was unable to pay for her ride.

A video online shows the passenger, apparently drunk, looking for her bag.

She says she wants to pay and the cabby says she is wasting his time.

Some netizens criticised the driver and the transport company ended his contract. But isn't that too draconian? How about a suspension instead?

He may have gone too far and done something wrong.

But too often, taxi drivers are stiffed by passengers who choose not to pay.

Did the company take this into consideration before terminating his job without warning?